YWN regrets to inform you of the Petira of Harav Rav Zachariah Gelley ZATZAL, the Rov of Khal Adath Jeshurun (KAJ) in Washington Heights.
Rav Gelly has lead the KAJ community since the Petira of HaRav Shimon Schwab approximately 25 years ago.
Descending from the famed Kehilla of the world-famous scholar and Torah personality Rav Samson Raphael Hirsch of Frankfurt, Germany, KAJ follows in the tradition of Rav Hirsch’s philosophy of “Torah im Derech Eretz”.
KAJ has been under the leadership of HaRav Yisroel Mantel since HaRav Gelly turned ill a number of years ago.
Rav Gelly was Niftar in Lakewood, where he was living for the past few years as he battled Parkinson’s.
The Levaya will be at 10:00AM on Friday in KAJ Washington Heights. The Kevura will be at King Solomon Cemetery, Clifton, NJ about 12:00 Noon.
Boruch Dayan Ha’Emmes…